news @ nature.com: Italian researchers are challenging the safety of aspartame, the low-calorie sweetener found in NutraSweet, diet sodas and thousands of other food products.
Rats that have been fed the sweetener can develop cancer, the researchers report, even at doses below the recommended limits for people. The findings contradict most other studies, which have suggested that aspartame is safe.
No news here. I can’t even have the stuff as it makes me quite ill.